DAY 1: Mollepata – Soraypampa
We pick you up from your hotel at 4:30 am and then we go to the bus station and we drive for about 3 hours to Mollepata. As soon as we are at mollepata while you have breakfast the cook and the horseman will pack all the camping equipment and cooking stuff and we start hiking the first 3 hours will be a little bit uphill to get Cruzpata where we will have lunch with panoramic views of beautiful snow-capped mountains (Humantay; 4120m/13500ft and Salkantay; 6271m/20575ft) – just the start! We will begin our trek towards Soraypampa, (3800 m/11750ft; the highest) we will be very close to the second highest snow capped –mountain of Salkantay.
We will arrive to our campsite where the tents will be ready for you as well as your dinner.
DAY 2: Soraypamapa – Chaullay or Collpapampa (Mighty Salkantay)!!
After breakfast we start walking about 5:30 am, Today, nature will change drastically from dry sceneries to snowy peaks and tropical areas, this day will be the longest day the first 4 hours is uphill to get highest point of the trail (4650m/15200ft) located halfway between 2 huge mountains; Salkantay on the right and Tucarhuay on the left. From the pass, the views of the 2 snow-capped mountains are incredible. There is a possibility of snow here. After a rest, we will continue our walk (downhill.
Huayracpunku, where we will have lunch. We hike again after lunch in the direction of the start of the jungle until we reach our second campsite, Chaullay or Colcapampa (3000m/9800ft).
DAY 3: Chaullay – La Playa – Santa Teresa (Cloud Forest)
After breakfast, at 6.30am, we start walking through the upper jungle crossing the Lluskamayo River and a variety of little brooks to reach La Playa walking about 6 hours. Today we will pass through valleys and have wonderful views of waterfalls,
tropical fruits ,plants and as soon as we are at la playa place horses will go back to Mollepata so we take a local bus to drive one hour to get Santa Teresa where will camp (1500m/4905ft) with a warm climate. After a rest, we will go to the hot springs and enjoy the well-deserved soothing water!
DAY 4: Santa Teresa – Hidroelectrica - Aguas Calientes
We will have breakfast at 8am and leave our campsite Santa Teresa. We will cross the Santa Teresa Bridge and follow the upward route of the river. We continue walking, passing a variety of crop plantations, coca, banana etc. until we reach the hydroelectric station. And after the lunch we keep going walking about two and half hours along the train road till reaching Aguas Calientes town where we will spend the night in a hostel. In Aguas Calientes, you can take advantage of the thermal springs in the town (entrance 10 soles) a real treat after finishing the trek.
DAY 5: Machupicchu
Today, you will start early at around 4:30 am breakfast and leave to walk up to Machupicchu which takes one and half hours up to Machupicchu but there is another option to catch the first bus which leaves 5:30 to Machupicchu (25-minutes long) in order to appreciate the magnificent city as the sun is rising.machu-picchu
A walking tour (approximately 2 hours) is given by your Guide and after this you can explore the mysterious city by yourselves. If you still have energy you can also climb Huaynapicchu (2720m/8890ft)!!! It takes 45 minutes to reach the top.
Back to Machupicchu village for take the train to Ollantaytambo and then bus to Cusco.
If desired, an extra night in Aguas Calientes town can be arranged. (Please let us know whether you would like to stay an extra night when booking your tour.